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Shades of blue will light up Footscray after dark

Blue themed art projections and installations will light up Footscray during the States of Blue: West Projections Festival from 15 August to 11 September.

The work of local and interstate artists will illuminate 22 unique sites including Victoria University, Maddern Square laneways, creative spaces, City West Water headquarters, and restaurants.

Wynter Projects , which established West Projections in 2014, has joined forces with Victoria University to produce its most extravagant program yet.

West Projections producer, Chantal Wynter, said visitors will be immersed in an evocative blue atmosphere.

“States of Blue is an extravaganza of video work that showcases the plethora of talented artists and creative sites of Footscray,” she said.

Nightly projection displays will bathe Footscray in the color blue, providing perfect conditions for curious viewers to take a self-guided tour.

Four free evening walks, featuring artist talks and performances, will be held for those looking for deeper insight into the artist interpretations of the theme.

Specially produced works from Kit Webster will preview the Festival at Highpoint Shopping Centre from 11 August.

States of Blue is part of Bluscray, a program of blue themed arts and cultural events held throughout 2016 to celebrate Victoria University’s Centenary.

It is held in conjunction with Footscray’s creative industries in collaboration with Maribyrnong City Council and Victoria Polytechnic for the Footscray University Town initiative.

What: States of Blue West Projections Festival
When:  Monday 15 August – Sunday 11 September, 6pm – 10pm
Festival preview: Kit Webster at Highpoint Shopping Centre 11 – 13 August.

Walking Tours

Walk 1: Artists’ Operated, Friday 20 August, 6pm-7pm
Walk 2:  States of Blue, Friday 26 August, 6pm-7pm
Walk 3: A view through children’s eyes, Saturday 3 September, 6pm-7pm
Walk 4:  Alleys and Laneways, Saturday 10 September, 6pm-7pm

Media contacts: Zoe Beyer, 0422 283 400 or [email protected];  Chantal  Wynter 0424 434 784 or [email protected]


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